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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 523   ABV: 17.42%
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Jacob Spears, our 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey "Bourbon." He built his distillery in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1790 - 203 years before began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacobís wash, weíve instead created something far more complex. In his honor, we present this robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about our penchant for big brews! Itís in our blood!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain Water, Malter Barley, Flaked Oats, Hops and Yeast.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
this poured a darker brownc olor with a small tan head. Aroma was lots and lots of dark chocolate, booze, barrel, soy, and roast. Flavor was hot, but well intertwined, lots of dark chocolate, semi sweet and soy, not much roast in the flavor. Barrel notes are light, but its mainly the booze burn that comes through. Nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2592) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle at home. Pour is pitch black, literally looks like car oil; small brown head that quickly dissipated. Big bourbon and coconut hit you upfront, with notes of vanilla, wood, toffee, caramel, and dark chocolate; sweet raisins and figs on the backend. Bourbon is obviously very present in the aroma, but it isnít overpowering because there is so much more going on and no real signs of alcohol. Aroma is just very reminiscent of a big bourbon barley wine. Taste is sweet bourbon and cocoa, vanilla, coconut, oak, and prunes. Earthy/grassy notes in there playing well off the sweet caramel and toffee ending with a slight alcoholic burn on the finish, but not nearly as much as you would expect for 17.5% ABV. Big sticky/mouth-coating body with low carbonation; seriously sticky shit with a nice lingering chocolate aftertaste. A very big beer, but definitely one of Averyís better high gravity offerings. A bit hot, but delicious nonetheless. This one should age nicely.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nisse666 (4166) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Wee bottle many thx to adnielsen cons 2012-11-24 GŲteborg AR: mixtur of dark chocolate and soft smooth milk chocolate, little vanilla, and perhaps some bourbone oaked sences, when poured the aromas as strong from the bottle skift AP: pitch black with a tiny dark ruby rim, 4 cm high thick but fizzy slowly deminishing dark dark cacao brown, wee lacings F: very think fluid, first soft milk chocolate then ŗ very warming feeling, dark followed by another darker type of chocolate. Not bitter but still high cacao % . Wee sugary feeling, bourbon vanilla seeds, wee bourbon fresh barrels, wee coffee, butter fudgy. First the carbonation is fizzy, then transfers into ŗ much softer mood, medium bitterness. Not. must be among the top 10 most high alcholic approx 18% - were it isnít that evident strong. Ie very extremly well camouflaged. Finish is long and lingering, the first softer chocolate is back again. WARNING! high risk that you will consume it to fast - take it easy and keep on sipping!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2012
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Pours pitch black, looks beautiful, smells beautiful, tastes beautiful. For a bourbon barrel stout, itís flawless. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and licorice are there in abundance and the 17.5% alcohol is masked incredibly well. Perfect in my book.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12oz bottle. Deep black brew, tan head. Nose of vanilla, smoke, chocolate, bourbon. Boozy but not near as much as I expected - lots of bourbon and dark chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick black with 1 finger of mocha head and some moderate lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits. Very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1293) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample from bottle @ Fobab. This is a great stout. Big bourbon notes lots of dark malt flavor. Great balance between the two. Huge dark strong beer but still somehow very drinkable and incredibly smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
For such a big beer this one is remarkably drinkable. Boozy but not over the top. Smooth and drinkable. Awesome.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
I guess Iíll be the first and go against the grain on this one. I heard such overwhelming good things about this beer that I really didnít believe them but I bought one anyway. It is a decent beer but the ABV really hurts it badly as far as my palate is concerned. If this was 10% it might be fantastic but as it stands it really is just ok. Dark black color, pretty standard appearance for the style. The smell might be really good, dark malts, a hint of barrel, but then that gasoline aroma from the alcohol wafts into your face. The flavor is the same way, sort of sweet, rich, roasty, almost makes me think its a great beer until I feel like I could light my breath on fire from the alcohol. Look I enjoy a cognac now and then so Iím not against high alcohol beverages per se but it just seems to take over the beer in a bad way. I will say that if you like DogfishHead WWS then you will probably find this right up your alley. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-12-2012 14:13:02

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, wood, and a strange vegetal notes. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts sugary sweet chocolate and molasses. The finish has light espresso, black licorice, and vanilla. Itís full bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a little too sugary sweet for me to drink a lot of.


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